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Chicago Cubs Minor League Wrap: July 23

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The Smokies and the Emeralds won tonight after yesterday's clean sweep of losses.

Dylan Heuer

Ian Happ was promoted to South Bend today.

Iowa Cubs

The Iowa Cubs couldn't catch up with the Round Rock Express (Rangers), 3-2.

Felipe Paulino started and took the loss. Paulino went 6.1 innings and allowed three runs, two earned, on six hits. He walked two and struck out eight.

All of Iowa's runs came on a two-run home run in the third inning by left fielder Mike Baxter. It was Baxter's first home run this season. Baxter was 2 for 4 and was also hit by a pitch.

Center fielder Matt Szczur was 3 for 4 with a walk. He scored on the Baxter home run.

Tennessee Smokies

The Tennessee Smokies blinded the Chattanooga Lookouts (Twins), 4-1.

Rob Zastryzny went five innings and allowed just one run on seven hits. He struck out five and walked no one.

Zach Cates got the win with two innings of scoreless relief. Cates allowed just one hit. He neither struck out nor walked anyone.

P.J. Francescon allowed a pair of one-out singles to bring the tying run to the plate in the ninth, but retired the final two batters for his 12th save. Francescon just pitched the ninth inning and had one strikeout.

Left fielder Jacob Hannemann was 1 for 3 with a walk and two steals. He scored in the eighth inning on an RBI single by Jacob Rogers. Rogers was 2 for 4.

Myrtle Beach Pelicans

The Myrtle Beach Pelicans were beached by the Lynchburg Hillcats (Indians), 7-3.

Daury Torrez had some trouble keeping the ball in the park as he allowed three home runs in his five innings, including back-to-back shots in the fourth inning. Torrez allowed all seven runs on eight hits. He struck out five and walked one.

Third baseman Chesny Young was 3 for 5 with a double and a run scored. Of course he was. That extends his on-base streak to 42 games. He even has a 12-game hitting streak now.

South Bend Cubs

The South Bend Cubs were crushed by the Great Lakes Loons (Dodgers), 13-0.

We're going to pretend this one didn't happen.

Eugene Emeralds

The Eugene Emeralds calmed the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes (Giants), 2-1.

Kyle Twomey pitched the first two innings of this game and gave up one run on two hits and two walks. Twomey struck out two.

Tyler Peitzmeier pitched the eighth and ninth inning and got his second win. Peitzmeier didn't allow a run or a hit but he did walk one. He also struck out one.

The Ems only had four hits tonight. Fortunately, two of them came in the eighth inning and one of them was a two-run home run by center fielder Donnie Dewees. It was Dewees' first professional home run. Dewees was 1 for 3 with a walk and a stolen base.

AZL Cubs

Lost to the White Sox, 4-3.

Javier Baez played five innings in this game and went 1 for 3.